If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been adding more and more creamy lipsticks to my stash. I used to be a total MAC lipstick junkie, but got tired of my lipstick constantly wearing off when I went out and switched to liquid long-wear formulas. However, once winter hit I realized that the liquid lipstick life isn’t always sustainable. For one, they’re more drying, which isn’t that bad, but can pose a problem when the temps are below 20 degrees and it’s windy. No one wants that. Also, when I got sick (read: dehydrated) I needed a formula that would provide me with moisture, pigment, and would be easy to take off. When I have a fever I don’t have the strength to scrub off some of those strong formulas.
So I’ve been on Influenster for years, and honestly, most of the time I am crazy lackluster about the boxes I receive. I almost always get drugstore products and shampoos that contain sulfates and other ingredients I don’t like on my hair. Well, ya girl is movin’ on up! This time I got the latest Bite Beauty box, which features the brand’s new lip pencils, along with two minis of their Amuse Bouche lipsticks, a cult favorite. As a bonus, they threw in a sharpener from Sephora for the pencils.
The best part of this for me is that these came as I’m getting over a bad cold, and I cannot wear matte liquid lipsticks when I’m sick – they are way too drying. So I was over the moon to try these out! I’ve used the lipstick before, but mostly the opal one, which is not opaque and more of a iridescent lip moisturizer for me. They gave us one nude and one dark lip pencil and matching lipstick – lip pencils in 020 and 044, and lipsticks in Honeycomb and Whiskey. Gorgeous shades. But how would they perform?
Hey everyone! In this video I go over some of my favorite lipsticks for fall from black-owned brands. Make sure you’re also following @dupeBLACK on Instagram for more swatches!